8th grade student suspended, arrested over gun t-shirt


Posted: Apr 18, 2013 10:17 PM CDT Updated: Apr 22, 2013 12:09 PM CDT


When 8th grade Jared Marcum got dressed for school on Thursday he says he had no idea that his pro-Second Amendment shirt would initiate what he calls a fight over his First Amendment rights.



“I never thought it would go this far because honestly I don’t see a problem with this, there shouldn’t be a problem with this,” Jared said.



It was the image of a gun printed on Jared’s t-shirt that sparked a dispute between a Logan Middle School teacher and Jared, that ended with Jared suspended, arrested and facing two charges, obstruction and disturbing the education process, on his otherwise spotless record.



Jared’s father Allen Lardieri says he’s angry he had to rush from work to pick his son up from jail over something he says was blown way out of proportion.



“I don’t’ see how anybody would have an issue with a hunting rifle and NRA put on a t-shirt, especially when policy doesn’t forbid it,” Lardieri said.





UPDATE: 8th grader suspended over t-shirt returns to school

Posted: Apr 22, 2013 10:27 AM CDT Updated: Apr 22, 2013 3:34 PM CDT